Artificial sweeteners are just as crazy to be drinking in soft drinks.
That's why I stay away from them. But if someone wants to play Russian Roulette with their health, that's their prerogative, don't let me stop anybody.
There is at least one Doctor out there that tells the truth, like it is. Dr. Mercola!
Dr. Mercola's artificial sweetener resources
Just a sampling of topics:
Aspartame Dangers and Side Effects
NutraSweet Induces Cancers of the Liver and Lung
The Deadly Neurotoxin Nearly EVERYONE Uses Daily
One More Reason to Ban Artificial Sweeteners
The Potential Dangers of Sucralose
Splenda - Made from Sugar, but is Closer to DDT
Are Diet Sodas Making You Fat